HF 657 Passes in Iowa House – April 2011

Posted: April 7, 2011 by pastorerichann in Social Issues
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Here’s an update note from our friends at the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition. As always, be prayerfully discerning – and respond according to your own conviction:


Last week, the Iowa House, with four Democrat votes, passed HF 657.

Yesterday, it was messaged to the Senate, read for the first time and passed on file.  Today it was assigned to the Senate Government Oversight Committee. 

 I say that because several weeks ago the pro-life coalition (the Iowa Right to Life Committee, Iowans for Life, the Iowa Catholic Conference, and the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition) surveyed the membership of the different Senate committees to which HF 657 could be sent.  We decided our best chance of getting the bill on the calendar in the Senate was having it assigned to Government Oversight.  Although it is not a done deal, we do have a fighting chance to get HF 657 debated in the Senate.  A lot will depend on you and every pro-life advocate in the state. 

Please begin contacting the five senators on this committeePray over each contact and praise God for His goodness

Every state around Iowa is in the process of enacting legislation, similar or identical, to HF 657.  Without this law, Iowa will have the dubious distinction of being a late-term abortion oasis in Middle America.  We cannot let that happen.

A list of the senators on this committee and their contact information appears at the end of this alert.  Ask them to support HF 657.  Please be polite and respectful when contacting senators.  In other words, be Christian. 


Government Oversight Committee Members:

Thomas G. Courtney (D, District 44), Chair   E-mail: thomas.courtney@legis.state.ia.us
Home Address: 2200 Summer St, Burlington, IA, 52601 Cell Phone: 319-759-5334

Steven J. Sodders (D, District 22), Vice Chair E-mail: steve.sodders@legis.state.ia.us
Home Address: Box 723, 202 Fifth Ave SE, State Center, IA, 50247
Home Telephone: 641-483-2383

Kent Sorenson (R, District 37), Ranking Member E-mail: kent.sorenson@legis.state.ia.us
Home Address: 1104 E. Salem, Indianola, IA, 50125
Home Telephone: 515-962-2192

Sandra Greiner (R, District 45) E-mail: sandra.greiner@legis.state.ia.us
Home Address: 1005 Hwy. 92, Keota, IA, 52248
Home Telephone: 641-636-2293

John P. (Jack) Kibbie (D, District 4) E-mail: john.kibbie@legis.state.ia.us
Home Address: 112 Oakwood, P.O. Box 190, Emmetsburg, IA, 50536
Home Telephone: 712-852-4140

The Senate switchboard number at the State Capitol in Des Moines for calls Monday through Friday is 515-281-3371.


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